Town of View Royal

Jurisdictions policed by the West Shore RCMP in general saw a reduction in overall crime severity rates for 2021, the lone exception being View Royal, which experienced a slight increase from 2020 numbers. (Black Press Media file photo)

Crime levels trending downward on West Shore: StatsCan report

Langford leads way in crime severity reductions; overall and violent crimes drop

 

Mill Hill Regional Park has grown by 9.8 hectares after a land deal between the CRD and Town of View Royal. (Black Press Media file photo)

CRD expands Mill Hill park with land from View Royal

Town sold 9.8 hectares of land bordering the park

 

Ret. Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris Preston was deployed on a peacekeeping mission in Egypt in 1974. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Peacekeepers remembered with parade on anniversary of Canadian deaths

On Aug. 9, 1974, 9 Canadians were killed when a Syrian missile shot down a UN peacekeeping plane

 

Motorists in View Royal are being warned to expect delays this week due to construction along Island Highway. (Courtesy Town of View Royal)

Traffic delays expected along Island Highway in View Royal this week

Gas service work near View Royal Avenue sees single-lane alternating traffic in effect

Motorists in View Royal are being warned to expect delays this week due to construction along Island Highway. (Courtesy Town of View Royal)
View Royal Park is set to become one of two within the municipality in which overnight camping by unhoused people will be allowed on a restricted basis, under an amended parks bylaw. (Courtesy Town of View Royal)

View Royal amending its parks bylaw to restrict overnight camping

Restricted camping to be allowed in View Royal and Portage Inlet Linear parks

View Royal Park is set to become one of two within the municipality in which overnight camping by unhoused people will be allowed on a restricted basis, under an amended parks bylaw. (Courtesy Town of View Royal)
The Town of View Royal is encouraging residents to fill out the online survey for its Active Transportation Network Plan before July 22. (Black Press Media file photo)

Deadline Friday to take View Royal active transport plan survey

Residents have until July 22 to have their say via online questionnaire

The Town of View Royal is encouraging residents to fill out the online survey for its Active Transportation Network Plan before July 22. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Town of View Royal has amended its oath of office to connect it with the municipal code of conduct ahead of this fall’s municipal elections. (Black Press Media file photo)

View Royal amends oath of office to add code of conduct

The new oath will be in effect for new council after fall election

The Town of View Royal has amended its oath of office to connect it with the municipal code of conduct ahead of this fall’s municipal elections. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Town of View Royal Town Hall building is seen March 30, 2022. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

View Royal calls on government to save Island Corridor rail line

Council passed a resolution calling for investment ahead of 2023 court deadline

The Town of View Royal Town Hall building is seen March 30, 2022. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Songhees and Esquimalt Nations and the Town of View Royal came together Saturday May 28, 2022 to unveil a new totem pole carved by Tom LaFortune of Tsawout First Nation. The totem will be a permanent fixture outside the Town of View Royal Public Safety Building. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Totem pole unveiling brings View Royal, First Nations closer together

Tom LaFortune carved the totem for the town and Songhees and Esquimalt Nations

Songhees and Esquimalt Nations and the Town of View Royal came together Saturday May 28, 2022 to unveil a new totem pole carved by Tom LaFortune of Tsawout First Nation. The totem will be a permanent fixture outside the Town of View Royal Public Safety Building. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The front page of Vol. 17. No. 20 of the Goldstream Gazette from May 13, 1992. (Courtesy of Goldstream Gazette archives)

Back in the Day: Dog census, rodeo and light rapid transit

‘Say Whoa to Rodeo’ took a while to catch on

The front page of Vol. 17. No. 20 of the Goldstream Gazette from May 13, 1992. (Courtesy of Goldstream Gazette archives)
During a Thursday (May 19) planting blitz, a student from Eagleview elementary helps take a riparian plant out of its pot to plant it on the hillside near Craigflower Creek in View Royal. The creek is being realigned to run behind the new BC Transit handyDART centre. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: New handyDART centre in View Royal tackling bus capacity, creek challenges

Eagleview elementary students help plant greenery along realigned Craigflower Creek

During a Thursday (May 19) planting blitz, a student from Eagleview elementary helps take a riparian plant out of its pot to plant it on the hillside near Craigflower Creek in View Royal. The creek is being realigned to run behind the new BC Transit handyDART centre. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
View Royal council has approved the town’s 2022 budget, with fire and policing cost increases driving a 5.5-per-cent tax increase. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Policing, fire coverage cost increases drive 5.5-per-cent tax hike in View Royal

2022 budget adds in cost increases put off during the height of the pandemic

View Royal council has approved the town’s 2022 budget, with fire and policing cost increases driving a 5.5-per-cent tax increase. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The Town of View Royal is looking to sell a pair of properties near Mill Hill Regional Park to the Capital Regional District as parkland, a sale that is subject to an alternate approval process giving residents the opportunity to oppose it. (Photo courtesy of Town of View Royal)

View Royal plans sale of parkland properties to CRD

Residents may submit their opposition to the sale by May 24

The Town of View Royal is looking to sell a pair of properties near Mill Hill Regional Park to the Capital Regional District as parkland, a sale that is subject to an alternate approval process giving residents the opportunity to oppose it. (Photo courtesy of Town of View Royal)
The View Royal Library is set to receive a grant-in-aid from the town of $32,000 this year after council approved more than $90,000 in grants-in-aid. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Town of View Royal approves more than $90K in grants-in-aid

The funds will benefit local community organizations

The View Royal Library is set to receive a grant-in-aid from the town of $32,000 this year after council approved more than $90,000 in grants-in-aid. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
View Royal council approved a development permit for a 234-unit rental project at the corner of Burnside and Helmcken roads at its Tuesday meeting. (Rendering courtesy of de Hoog & Kierulf Architects)

View Royal greenlights 234-unit rental project at Helmcken and Burnside roads

Design calls for mix of 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom units in three 5-storey buildings

View Royal council approved a development permit for a 234-unit rental project at the corner of Burnside and Helmcken roads at its Tuesday meeting. (Rendering courtesy of de Hoog & Kierulf Architects)
The Town of View Royal is seeking community engagement on its upcoming budget as it approaches finalization and adoption. (Courtesy of Town of View Royal)

View Royal launches online 2022 budget engagement tool

Community feedback sought before March 31 on upcoming budget

The Town of View Royal is seeking community engagement on its upcoming budget as it approaches finalization and adoption. (Courtesy of Town of View Royal)
View Royal Couns. John Rogers and Damian Kowalewich stand with Mayor David Screech and Coun. Ron Mattson with a Ukrainian flag inside council chambers. Council approved a $10,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross in support of aid efforts in Ukraine. (David Screech/Facebook)

View Royal makes $10,000 donation to Canadian Red Cross for Ukraine

Two councillors also pledged to donate their council stipends

View Royal Couns. John Rogers and Damian Kowalewich stand with Mayor David Screech and Coun. Ron Mattson with a Ukrainian flag inside council chambers. Council approved a $10,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross in support of aid efforts in Ukraine. (David Screech/Facebook)
The Town of View Royal has adopted a bylaw banning single-use plastic bags in most cases from businesses in the town. The ban comes into effect on April 22. (Town of View Royal)

View Royal adopts plastic bag ban bylaw

Effective April 22, businesses in the town will be restricted in providing single-use plastic bags

The Town of View Royal has adopted a bylaw banning single-use plastic bags in most cases from businesses in the town. The ban comes into effect on April 22. (Town of View Royal)
Motorists travelling on the section of Island Highway between Wilfert and Hart roads in View Royal will experience minor delays Friday mid-morning (March 11) due to installation of fibre optic lines by a Telus crew. (Google Street View)

Telecom lines installation to cause brief traffic delays Friday in View Royal

Traffic on Island Highway between Wilfert and Hart roads will see mid-morning delays

Motorists travelling on the section of Island Highway between Wilfert and Hart roads in View Royal will experience minor delays Friday mid-morning (March 11) due to installation of fibre optic lines by a Telus crew. (Google Street View)
The Town of View Royal will be served by two additional councillors after this fall’s municipal election. Council approved the expansion from five to seven members at a meeting Tuesday night. (Town of View Royal)

View Royal narrowly endorses council expansion by two in a 3-2 vote

Residents will elect a mayor and six councillors in the civic election in October

The Town of View Royal will be served by two additional councillors after this fall’s municipal election. Council approved the expansion from five to seven members at a meeting Tuesday night. (Town of View Royal)